THIS YEAR IN COSTA RICA:
LET MY PEOPLE FLOW!
A PASSOVER DANCE RETREAT
with Kohenet Aliza Rivka, R'Miriam Rubin & Kohenet Renee Finkelstein
FOR ALL BODIES, GENDERS & FAITHS
MONDAY APRIL 18-SUNDAY APRIL 24, 2022
6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS at DANYASA ECO-RETREAT
DOMINICAL, PUNTARENAS, COSTA RICA
ECSTATIC DANCE | EMBODIED PRAYER | NATURE CONNECTION | DEVOTIONAL SONG | SOUND HEALING ANCESTRAL WISDOM | YOGA | SURFING | CACAO
"This was the best way to spend Passover, ever!!
-Or Hargil, 2019 retreat participant
Honor your ancestors while embodying the most alive and authentic version of YOU.
And then the prophetess Miriam took a drum in her hand, and all the women went out after her with drums and with dancing. And Miriam sang to them. (Exodus 15:20)
Ready to leave your personal Egypt?
To shed an old identity and step into a new story?
To trust yourself and where your path is taking you?
To dance toward the liberated life you deserve?
To give yourself a much-needed reset?
To spend this Passover in Costa Rica?!
6 nights eco-accommodation at Danyasa
3 meals a day of delicious, nourishing Passover-friendly food
Coffee, Tea, Filtered Water
Daily Dance Sessions
Daily Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Prayer
Pristine beaches within walking distance
Free Wi-Fi throughout the premises
Free time for hiking, adventure, sunbathing, and relaxation. A waterfall hike!
Communal deck, and luxury swimming pool with waterfall
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
A Passover Seder (though we may add an option to join one in Costa Rica before the retreat!)
Airfare to and from Juan Santamaría International (SJO) Airport
Shuttle to and From Danyasa Yoga Retreat center
Massages or other spa services
Optional additional yoga classes onsite, provided by the Danyasa team ($6/class)
Optional add-on excursions such as surfing, ziplining, snorkeling, etc.
Tips and gratuities
Through movement, liberate yourself from limiting beliefs and experience FREEDOM in the NOW.
"This was such a special, magical experience! So grateful to you, Aliza, for dreaming it into being. It was a true highlight of my year, showing me what my body, heart and soul need to feel supported, vibrant, and seen."
— Or Hargil, retreat participant 2019 —
2-3 sessions per day
MONDAY (TRAVEL DAY)
Welcome Dinner & Opening Circle
Celebrating Ancestral Wisdom: The Bones of Joseph,
Mitzrayim: Loving the Narrow Place
Crossing the Sea Ritual
Cacao Ceremony + Ecstatic Dance
Become a New Story: Miriam's Circle Dance, Kabbalat Shabbat
The Wilderness & the Well
Embodied Torah Service, Nature Connection, Havdalah Ecstatic Dance
Closing Circle + Departures
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR RETREAT
PACIFIC OCEAN SUNSETS
See full retreat schedule here.
"Inspirational, I had an embodied experience of the Exodus, moving through my own narrow places and dancing towards liberation."
— Gail Brown, retreat participant 2019 —
MEET YOUR FACILITATORS
KOHENET ALIZA RIVKA
Kohenet Hebrew Priestess, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
Aliza Rivka weaves her training as a Kohenet Hebrew Priestess & Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist to offer transformational retreat experiences. In 2018, nudged by a health crisis, Aliza traded life in the concrete jungle of New York City (where she was born and raised) for the lush green jungles of Costa Rica. Since then, Aliza has been on a journey of healing, reconnecting with the earth and learning how to dance a new story. Now, it’s time to share the many practices, learnings and tools gathered along the way. Read Aliza's full bio here.
Aliza is pure magic. She shares herself and her journey so generously. Being in her presence inspires me to create a life so abundant that I'm bursting with love, because I want what she's having. Her deep, tender, fiery spirit is contagious and ignites everyone and everything around her. -Jamie Yasgur, Dance/Movement Therapist
Somatic Practitioner, American Interfaith Minister, and Purpose Guide™
As an ordained interfaith minister, Miriam’s Eco-Ministry is in supporting individuals to connect with their authentic soul’s purpose, with the earth, and with one another. She is proud and humbled to be able to offer this profound integration of practices through Soulmatic Guiding and Healing work.
For 6 years, Miriam served as a community weaver in the roles of Director of Programming and Director of Membership at Romemu, NYC’s largest Jewish Renewal community. She also spent 7 years as an outdoor educator, guiding hundreds of students to learn about their relationship with the earth, designing unique rites of passage programs that support adolescent development. Miriam earned her Bachelors degree at Barnard College in Environmental Science. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and specializes in Somatic Education, trigger-point therapy, and somatic-neural pathway re-education. After being guided through the Soul Purpose Discovery Process under the mentorship of Jonathan Gustin, Miriam found the work to be so profound that she decided to train as a Purpose Guide™.
KOHENET RENEE FINKELSTEIN
Hebrew Priestess, Multidisciplinary Artist, Vocalist, Producer
Renee Finkelstein (a.k.a. Radharani) is a multi-disciplinary artist who weaves music, ritual, spiritual teachings, and practices to help people stay connected to their hearts and innate wisdom. As a vocalist and producer, she has performed with many well-known musicians in the realm of sacred music. These artists include Kirtan Rabbi, Wah!, Sirgun Kaur, and many others. She has produced two original albums, the latest of which, “Time to Wake Up”, topped billboard New Age charts. Renee is a Hebrew Priestess and was ordained at the Kohenet Institute. She has a BA cum laude from Cornell University. Renee spent more than four years in India studying with great yogis and saints and traveling to some of the most remote pilgrimage places in the world. Renée is also a musician and prayer leader for Kol Hai: Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal.
Founder of Yoga Otzma
Evan Joblin brings 20+ years of eclectic personal, professional, and educational experience to Yoga Otzma (www.yogaotzma.com), a community of visionaries engaged in the blending of ancient and cutting-edge embodiment and mindfulness practices with the Jewish imperative of tikkun olam-- repairing the world-- from the inside out.
In addition to bringing Yoga Otzma workshops and leadership trainings to university students and recent grads in the Boston area and beyond, Evan is a working freelance artist and an avid world traveler. You can view his travel-inspired paintings at www.evanjoblin.com.